Blasts from the past: 5/23 by Anderson scuppers Proteas

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Blasts from the past: 5/23 by Anderson scuppers Proteas

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Today in SA sports history: November 29
1956 — Heavyweight Daan Bekker secures an Olympic boxing medal for SA at the Melbourne Games as he wins his quarterfinal bout by knocking out Argentinian Jose Giorgetti in the first round. Bekker, a policeman, put his opponent through the ropes at one point. Henry Loubscher, a fitter and turner, also advanced to the light-welterweight semifinals by outpointing American Joseph Shaw, a Golden Gloves champion from St Louis. Both Bekker and Loubscher went on to lose their semifinal bouts, which meant they became automatic bronze medallists. Bekker was beaten by eventual gold medallist Pete Rademacher of the US, who later unsuccessfully challenged Floyd Patterson for the world heavyweight crown in his professional debut. Loubscher also lost to the eventual champion, Vladimir Yengibaryan of the Soviet Union.
2009 — England bowler James Anderson takes five wickets for 23 runs as the Proteas collapse to 119 all out in what turns out to be the deciding fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth. Alviro Petersen top-scored with 51 in an innings where Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher were the only other SA batsmen to reach double figures. The English lost just three wickets as they knocked off the required runs with 112 balls remaining. SA-born Jonathan Trott was unbeaten on 52. With the first and last ODIs of the five-match series being abandoned because of weather, England won the limited overs contest 2-1.

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